MY TEETH ARE KILLING ME

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by memaw, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. memaw

    memaw New Member

    I have had this before but it has been a long time. I thought I had a bad tooth but the dentist said no, all are fine. He asked if I had been using "whitening" toothpaste. Yes. He said to throw it away and get Sensodyne because the whitening agents cause tooth sensitivity. I did this and after 3 days, the pain went away. I thought I was home free but it is back. This is unbearable pain and I have no idea what to do about it. It doesn't just hurt with cold or hot, but anything I put in my mouth. This pain is the kind that will bring me to my knees. Anyone else experience tooth pain? It is the right side of my mouth, mostly the top half.
  2. memaw

    memaw New Member

    to see if he has any suggetions. He has x-rayed and the teeth are fine. This brings tears to my eyes. You would think I would stop eating! I guess it is just a waiting game like all of the other pains when we have flares. OOOh, this is bad!
  3. mrshon

    mrshon New Member

    hi,
    i havent been here for a while but was intriqued with your problem, i also suffer with phanthom tooth aches.
    nothng wrong, i work for adentist and he has tried everything even went to a oral pathologist. nothing, then i was diagnoised with fm. surprise, its one of our symtoms. you just have to wait it out sorryyyyyyyy. ask you dentist to check your bite (the occlusion, it how the teeth meet) this helped . feel better mrshon
  4. memaw

    memaw New Member

    Mrshon, thank you for your "educated" reply. I was afraid that would be the answer. Regular pain meds don't seem to have any effect. This is really the pits! Maybe I will lose some weight (but I don't think so because food is my "comfort" thing)

    Blessings,
    Memaw
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    TMJ and clenching our jaws when we sleep. Since I have taken the Klonopin for sleep, the clenching has gone away. It started again when I had the abcessed tooth and all my teeth hurt until I had the root canal done.

    Sinus problems can also produce very painful teeth.

    Love, Mikie
  6. memaw

    memaw New Member

    I have been battling a flu bug for several weeks. My stepdad (very dear to me) had a stroke the first of August and died 5 days later. Dealing with being up at the hospital then going through the funeral was so hard, but now I am executrix (along with stepbrother) for his will. There is no time to de-stress. I just thank God for letting me function as long as I did. This didn't hit me until the day after the funeral and it just won't let go. Throad, chest, head and now the teeth. It may very well be related to the sinuses.
  7. Dara

    Dara New Member

    I have toothaches where there are no teeth. I have had almost all of my teeth either crowned or had a root canal done. Even on the ones with the root canals I have terrible toothaches. I also think this is just part of the FM. Nothing takes away the pain of these "toothaches". I hope your dentist can give you some answers or some help.

    Dara
  8. GooGooGirl

    GooGooGirl New Member

    Whenever I have any work done on a tooth it continues to hurt even though the x rays show nothing. I've had 2 root canals re done because of constant pain and they took a very long time to heal. I asked my dentist and he said it could be part of the Fibro.
  9. PUTTER

    PUTTER New Member

    I HAVE HAD TMJ FOR AT LEAST 14YEARS. MY DENTIST FINALLY CAME UP WITH THE IDEA,BECAUSE NOTHING SHOWED ON HIS X-RAYS BUT HE DID CHECK MY JAW,AND DECIDED TO SEND ME TO A SPECIALIST.
    I HAVE BEEN TAKING A MUSCLE RELAXENT, AND IT DOES HELP.
    I ALSO TAKE AMBIAN PRESCRIPTION SLEEP AID AND LIKE MIKIE
    WHEN I SLEEP WELL I DON'T GRIND MY TEETH.
    THREE WEEKS AGO I HAD 4 TEETH REMOVED,BECAUSE THEY GOT VERY LOOSE AND I HAD SO MUCH PAIN. THEY WERE BADLY ABSESSED.
    I DON'T HAVE ANY MORE PAIN IN MY TEETH,BUT OF COURSE I STILL HAVE THE TMJ. MY JAW BONE HAS GOTTEN VERY ARTHRITIC AT THE JOINT.
    I HOPE THIS MAY BE A LITTLE HELP FOR YOU.
    PUTTER
  10. memaw

    memaw New Member

    I have taken pain meds to no avial and I don't think the orajel will help. It feels like the whole jawbone on that right upper side is affected. I really think it is just another FM pain and I'll just have to wait it out. I appreciate your responses and givng me some loving attention. Sometimes we just need to know there are others going through the same thing. I am in the reconsideration phase on my SSDI. I try to be optomistic but I doubt I will win for years. The various pains we experience are beyond anyone's imagination. They would just have to experience it themselves to know how disabling it is to have this DD.

    Bless you all,
    Memaw
    [This Message was Edited on 09/03/2003]
  11. beckster

    beckster New Member

    Yeah, I know from experience that stress can make it worse; so can flu's or viral stuff. Also sinus problems. Hope you feel better soon.
  12. DragonBall

    DragonBall New Member

    i went to a specsilist,ive never had a filling,i still get pain but it turned out to be arthritis of the jaw.i still get pain in fits and bursts,but i also grind my teeth,i hope this is any help.
  13. Pindooca

    Pindooca New Member

    My teeth were destroyed by a stupid decision I made. I had gastric bypass surgery in 1988. I vomited so much after the surgery that all the enamel was literally eaten off my teeth. I went from never having a cavity in my life to getting a cavity just by looking at something sweet. My last dentist visit, in Summer 2002, I had SEVENTEEN cavities filled.

    Avoid sugar if you can. It will help the pain immensely. My mother would probably tell you to make a q-tip wet with whiskey and rub it in your gums. I find Anbesol works nicely too... and Advil. I take Advil and Tylenol together when the pain gets to be too much to bear.

    (((HUG)))

    --Melissa
  14. memaw

    memaw New Member

    that it is just the FMS causing this pain. I am not clenching my jaws (although I have done that in the past)and this happens even when I am not eating. I can lean over and the pain will start. It has to have something to do with the sinuses, too. When we got to talking here, I remembered having it in the past and it just went away after awhile. I think if it were anything else, it wouldn't come and go.

    Blessings to you all.
    Memaw
  15. elaine_p

    elaine_p New Member

    is just another thing we get to cope with with CFS. I use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth at night and regular toothpaste during the day. (A hygienist told me that the tartar-control, whitening, etc. toothpastes can dry out our mouths so are actually bad for us; don't remember exactly why.)

    My teeth are occasionally still sensitive, but it's pretty rare and pretty mild. I don't think Ora-jel worked for me.

    I'd have to say I don't have TMJ, or if I do it's very mild (the ENT doc heard my jaw pop 6 years ago, but I never have). But I do wear a mouth guard at night for grinding my teeth.